Here we present some frequently asked questions.
How do we apply?
Please apply through the company application form on our website.
What kinds of companies are eligible to apply?
Please confirm the requirements here.
Can we apply even if we don’t speak English? Does the intern speak Japanese?
Yes, you may apply even if you don’t speak English. However, there is a possibility that the intern you accept won’t be able to speak Japanese well. In FY 2019, about half of our interns were able to speak Japanese at least daily conversational level or higher.
For more details, please visit "Language Proficiency of Interns" in the Results Report.
Can we participate even if not for the purpose of overseas business development?
Yes, you can. There have been companies in the past with other purposes such as, developing new business and developing inbound business.
For details, please visit"Introducing Case Studies in New Business Development/Innovation."
What is the burden (cost/expenses and time) on the company side?
For conducting online internship, host company is responsible for preparing in-house network systems enough for doing tele-working. Additional maintenance cost should be paid by the company. Also, host company is responsible for making daily reports and documents to submit to JIP office. Also, host company is responsible for submitting daily reports and documents to JIP office. For more details, please visit "Main responsibilities of host companies."
Is it possible for the intern to visit our branch as part of the fieldwork?
As a rule, interns will work at a satellite office determined by JIP office or at intern's home. When conducting activities outside of the designated location (workspace or home), such as visiting a branch of the host company or conducting fieldwork, please check with JIP office in advance and ask for their decision.
What is the training content? Is it mandatory to attend all the trainings?
Yes, participation is mandatory. There are three training sessions: pre-training, kick-off training, and follow-up training during the internship period. For details, please check this content as described in "Running Internships" in the “Internship Process”.
Is it possible to select interns?
First, JIP office will conduct document screening, first and second interviews to narrow down the candidates. Then JIP office will recommend intern candidates based on their preferences, conditions and internship contents. The final decision will be made by the host company. For more details, please visit “the Internship Process”.
What is the purpose of the interns applying for this program?
Many of them hope to work in Japanese companies or work globally in the future.
When will the entry start?
Please check the link below.
How can I apply?
Please go to our website and proceed application form.
Who is eligible to apply?
For more details on requirement, please click here.
What is the required level of Japanese and/or English proficiency?
You need to have Japanese proficiency (Level of N3 or higher on the JLPT as a guide) or English proficiency (Business level).
Please visit the application requirements here.
I’m an international student attending a university in Japan. Am I eligible to apply?
International students attending a university in Japan are not eligible to apply.
Can I arrange my accommodation near the satellite office?
Yes. You can arrange an accommodation by yourself at your own expenses. Please note that JIP office will not be responsible for any problems relating to your accommodation that may arise.
How can I change the details of my application?
If you need to change your name, nationality, age or language skill, please contact JIP office by e-mail.
When should I send my letters of recommendation and resume?
JIP office will contact you if there are any documents necessary to submit, so please just be prepared.
When will I get the results?
The result of final selection will be informed to all applicants in early August for Course A and late September for Course B at the latest.
What are the post-application processes? How will the host company be determined?
JIP office will conduct a document screening, first interview (local language/English/Japanese) and second interview (Japanese/English). JIP office will select and recommend the appropriate candidates to the host companies. If a match is made, the results will be informed to each candidate. After the host company and the candidate agree, the internship will begin. For more details, please visit “Internship Process”.
Can I work for the company after my internship?
This internship program does not offer an actual employment but work experience within certain period in Japanese company. However, in the past, some companies have offered a job to the participants after this program finished due to their excellent work as an intern.
Is there a participation fee or application fee?
Both participation and application fees are free.
What kind of companies accept interns?
The host companies are Japanese micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), in a wide range of industries and regions. Interns and host companies are recruited at the same time, and if you are selected as an intern, JIP office will introduce you to the company that matches your skills and abilities. Please visit following website. Many examples of the past cases are posted there.
Can I choose the period of my internship activities?
You can choose from either Course A or Course B. Please visit the following website for details.
Can I go to Japan during my internship?
Unfortunately, you can't. Taking the effects of Covid-19 into account, the internship program will be held through on-line format.
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